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Casper's Broken Down old Grumpy Assed Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Casper66, May 1, 2017.

  1. Dec 31, 2018 at 7:42 AM
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    Casper66

    Casper66 [OP] grumpy ass

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    My problem is I like it too much
     
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  2. Dec 31, 2018 at 8:53 AM
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    I don't see that as a problem
     
  3. Dec 31, 2018 at 9:03 AM
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    Casper66 [OP] grumpy ass

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    And that would be because we mostly think alike. I don’t see it as a problem until I have to prick my finger
     
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  4. Jan 3, 2019 at 6:09 PM
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    Casper66 [OP] grumpy ass

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  5. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:27 PM
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    Casper66 [OP] grumpy ass

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    Solved my little issue with the control cable for the winch. Through @usoffroad I found an extension cable to remote mount the socket to plug the controller cable into.


    So I took a 3" piece of 2" aluminum angle and made a bracket to mount it with. Quick simple project.



    Mounted the bracket on the core support beside the radiator on the passenger side. I couldn't find a good spot on the driver's side. I plugged in the cable and it work perfectly.


    So one of my big truck projects for the winter is done. 1 is in progress and the other is just a matter of time.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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    ovrlndkull STUKASFK-HC4LIFE

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    That's coo! Was it a pain to get to the plug on the winch other wise?
     
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  7. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    For me, yes, I had to remove the grill to reach down and plug it in. We were going to remote the solenoid but there's not much room in the engine bay. I could have freed up some sace by doing the underhood snorkel but I haven't figured out which way I want to go with that yet. This put the conection in a protected yet easy to access spot.
     
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  8. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    ovrlndkull STUKASFK-HC4LIFE

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    I like it!
     
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  9. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:37 PM
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    Casper66 [OP] grumpy ass

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    I could have gone wireless I guess but I just trust the mechanical connection more. Besides, I know I would never remember to check the batteries and when I needed it they'd be dead.
     
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  10. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:39 PM
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    I wouldn't want to solely rely on wireless I would have to have a wired connection available as well. I would do the same about the batteries and my luck the spares would be dead as well.
     
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  11. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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    buyobuyo Read The Fucking Manual

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    The wireless remotes for the Smittybilt winches can be run wired. Don't know about Warn and other brands.
     
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  12. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:10 PM
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    I think with Engo you can have wireless but in case of emergency you can plug the regular one in. I may be wrong but like I said I know I'd never remember to check the batteries.
     
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